Dear John

Dear John

noun Informal.
1.
a letter from a woman informing her boyfriend or fiancé that she is ending their relationship or informing her husband that she wants a divorce: Nothing is worse for a soldier's morale than getting a Dear John.
2.
any letter terminating a relationship.
Also called Dear John letter.


Origin:
1940–45

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